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Pod creating awful feedback with nothing plugged in without gate

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I noticed a lot of feedback in a few of my tones.  After some messing around I found that my POD is creating an awful, almost ground loop type feedback that is constant no matter what is plugged in, what output I use, or what outlet it is plugged in to.  I have tried it at a friends house, and using a ground lift switch (60hz) feedback eliminator.  Nothing seems to have an affect on the terrible sound that is almost louder than my guitars input.  At this point I am 100% sure it is the POD and not dirty power, any pedals, cables, or proximity to my power conditioner.  I need help, as this is driving me insane.  Any suggestions, or fixes are much appreciated.

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"no matter what is plugged in". Do you get the feedback when nothing is plugged in?

Yeah still happens when nothing is plugged in besides an output to either a speaker or headphones.

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Is this happening in ALL of your tones ?

 

If it is then I had this happen to me.  I had to take it to an authorized repair center and they fixed it in a day for $60 bucks.  I think it had fried a capacitor or something.

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Is this happening in ALL of your tones ?

 

If it is then I had this happen to me.  I had to take it to an authorized repair center and they fixed it in a day for $60 bucks.  I think it had fried a capacitor or something.

It happens to every tone with minimal gain.  Hopefully its just something that easy.  

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Plug nothing in (other than your amp).
And try to run a really really long guitar cord from the pod to the amp, so that the amp can be in the other room on another circuit.

 

Open up a "new tone".

 

What does it sound like?

 

And then, do little things. First, increase the volume (master volume and mixer). One at a time, add things individually.

Tell us what does and what does not create the noise.

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Plug nothing in (other than your amp).

And try to run a really really long guitar cord from the pod to the amp, so that the amp can be in the other room on another circuit.

 

Open up a "new tone".

 

What does it sound like?

 

And then, do little things. First, increase the volume (master volume and mixer). One at a time, add things individually.

Tell us what does and what does not create the noise.

 

Alright tried a new tone and right away i hear a faint hiss.  As soon as I add any amp and turn the gain up from zero it is already present. Nothing really added on EQ, but it gets really terrible when adding compression or drive pedals.  Mostly sounds like a ground loop, but with some extra higher hiss.  I have tried turning every knob down but the master and volume, and it does not change the sound at all. 

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This is without your guitar or lead plugged in right? Sounds like a fault has developed.

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